BY KEVIN WOODRUFF
The Forest City girls’ soccer team is returning to the field after a 7-2-2 finish in Lackawanna League Division II under coach Ken Goben.
Goben said that he believes it is going to be a solid year for the Foresters.
“This is going to be a great year for us,” Goben said. “I think we took the league by surprise last year and proved that we are a competitive strong team.”
Goben said that he believes theForestCityteam is the favorite to win Division II and that despite losing some physically strong seniors, the Foresters still have plenty of talent.
“We lost some physically strong seniors last year,” Goben said. “However, we will play with better technique and conditioning this year.”
The Foresters return seniors Taylor-Ray Tammero and Kara Zerby, juniors Kylie Borick, Kylie Besz, Katherine Pecko and Kaylie Gigliotti and sophomores Meagan oben, Carly Erdmann and Samantha Greabner to the starting lineup this year and will look to them for a solid experienced core of players.
Forest City’s girls’ varsity soccer team is comprised of seniors Tammero and Zerby, juniors Borick, Besz, Pecko, Gigliotti, Alyssa Peters, Samantha Carey and Kirsten Baileys, sophomores Goben, Erdmann, Greabner, Mackenzie Keller, Kristine Komar, Michaela Konzman, Michaela Martines, Victoria Corey, Katie O’Neill and Cassandra Bendyk and freshmen Jamie Walsh, Kaitlyn Zembrzycki, Abby Westgate, Madison McGraw, Elizabeth Kelly and Morgan Gasper.
ForestCitykicks off its season on Thursday, Sept. 8, at home against Holy Cross at4:15 p.m.
Sept. 8, home against Holy Cross,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 12, atMt.View,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 14, atDunmore,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 19, home against Montrose,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 21, at Mid Valley,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 26, home againstCarbondale,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 3, at Holy Cross,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 5, home againstMt.View,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 10, home againstDunmore,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 12, at Montrose,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 18, home against Mid Valley,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 20, atCarbondale,4:15 p.m.
Nickname: Lady Meteors
Home field: MontroseHigh School
Last season: 4-5-2
Head coach: John Cherundolo
Returning starters: Katie Groover, Sr., Def.; Sarah Lundy, Jr., Mid.; Nicki Lewis, So., Mid; Myra Lattimore, So., Mid; Kassidi Ramerez, So., Mid.; Erica Reeves, So., Mid.; Maric Rose, So., Def.; Meghan Spellman, So. Def.
Other returnees: Clara Lattimore, Sr., Def.; Sandra Avila, Sr., GK; Theresa Statts, Jr., Def.; Paige Spickerman, Jr., Dec.; Samantha Poirer, Jr., Mid.; Courtney Harding, So., Mid.; Emily Poirer, So., GK.
Newcomers: Meghan Gilhool, Fr., Def.; Hannah Dieck, Fr., Str.; Lindsay Gregory, Fr., Str.; Maddy Pasteka, Fr., Mid.; Ali Reynolds, Fr., Def.; Anna Churco, Fr. GK; Nicole Garza, Fr., Str.; Kaylee Russell, Fr., Mid.
Sept. 8, home againstMt.View,6 p.m.
Sept. 12, atDunmore,6 p.m.
Sept. 14, home againstElkLake,6 p.m.
Sept. 19, atForestCity,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 21, at Holy Cross,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 26, home against Mid Valley,6 p.m.
Sept. 28, home againstCarbondale, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3, atMt.View,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 5, atDunmore,6 p.m.
Oct. 10, atElkLake,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 12, home againstForestCity,6 p.m.
Oct. 18, home against Holy Cross,6 p.m.
Oct. 20, at Mid Valley,4:15 p.m.
Nickname: Lady Eagles
Home field: Mountain ViewHigh School
Last season: 9-1-1
Head coach: Errol Mannick
Returning starters: ALix Taylor, Sr., Fwd./Mid.; Katie Cure, Sr., Def.; Caitlyn Tague, Jr., GK.
Other returnees: Jenny Molenko, So., Fwd.; Sara Pulice, Sr., Fwd.; Melissa Walker, Sr., Mid.; Megan Getz, So., Mid; Stephanie Virbitsky, Jr., Mid.; Deedra Congdon, Jr., Def.; Mercedes Kromko, Sr., Def.; Cheyanne Pfahl, So., Def.; Azylon Dougher, Sr., Fwd.; Sabryna Alley, Sr., Def; Shannon Kavetski, Sr., Fwd./Mid; Caroline Miller, Jr., Def.; Veronica Robbins, Jr., Fwd./Mid.; Morgan Zrowka, Jr., Fwd.
Newcomers: Victoria Sterling, Jr., Def; Florentina Vennix, Sr., Def; Jaye Winemiller, So. Def; Makenna Whitaker, Fr. Fwd; Traci Kromko, Fr., Def/GK; Ally Virbitsky, Fr., Def/Mid.; Missy Yarrish, Fr., Def.
Sept. 8, at Montrose,6 p.m.
Sept. 12, home againstForestCity,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 14, home againstCarbondale,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 19, atElkLake,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 21, home againstDunmore,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 26, home against Holy Cross,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 28, home against Mid Valley,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 1, at Valley View,4 p.m.
Oct. 3, home against Montrose, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 5, atForestCity,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 8, home againstWestern Wayne,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 10, atCarbondale,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 12, home againstElkLake,4:15 p.m.
Oct. 18, atDunmore,7:15 p.m.
Oct. 20, at Holy Cross,4:15 p.m.